♦ September 22, 2018 Field Day, Noon-4pm, Grant City, MO- “From Rotational to Regenerative Grazing“, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Join Andy Welch, of Welch Family Farms, to learn how rotational grazing differs from regenerative grazing. Andy will discuss how he has intensified his grazing practices over the last several years, and how his switch to a regenerative grazing focus has helped him to improve his pastures, graze stockpiled pastures all winter long and improve overall diversity.
♦ September 8, 2018 Field Day- “Grass-Fed Beef: From Production to Marketing“, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Join Dave and Meg Schmidt of Troublesome Creek Cattle Co. to learn strategies for raising and marketing grass-fed beef. Learn about summer and winter grazing management, grass-finishing at different times of year and results from on-farm research done with PFI.
♦ August 17, 2018 “Grass fed Beef is on the Upswing but Must Overcome Significant Challenges” , Soup-to-Nuts Podcast
Grass fed beef may account for only a small fraction of the total US beef market, but demand for it is growing fast as consumers look for options that not only are flavorful but which they perceive as healthier for them, the environment and animals. By Elizabeth Crawford
♦ August 29, 2018 7:00pm-8:30pm CDT “Options for Marketing Your Grass-fed Beef & Dairy” Webinar, Wallace Center Pasture Project
Presenters: Rod Ofte (Willow Creek Ranch and Wisconsin Meadows Grass Fed Beef Cooperative), Adam Warthesen (Organic Valley), and Al Hass (Organic Valley)
♦ August 15, 2018 7:00pm-8:30pm CDT “Understanding Grass-fed Beef Logistics: Transport, Processing, Distribution” Webinar, Wallace Center Pasture Project
Presenters: Rod Ofte (Willow Creek Ranch and Wisconsin Meadows Grass Fed Beef Cooperative) and Mike Lorentz (Lorentz Meats)
♦ August 9, 2018 Practical Farmers of Iowa Host Special Event: Iowa Grass-Fed Beef Cooperative Working Group Meeting
Pathfinders will join farmer-leaders and stakeholders involved in grass-fed beef production for a discussion on the feasibility and development of a grass-fed beef cooperative in Iowa.
6/22/2018 Pathfinders RC&Dwill have a booth with kids’ games pertaining to Grass-fed Beef
6/20 – 6/23/2018 Ride to Grassfed, Practical Farmers of Iowa
5/1/2018 Grass-fed Beef Consumer Awareness Campaign, Pathfinders RC&D
♦ Natural Grocers introduces new grass fed beef provider in all 144 stores, maintains highest meat standards in national grocery industry
2/27/2018 PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire, Markets Insider
6/20 – 6/22, 2018- “The conference for regenerative producers and sustainable food supporters,” Rapid City, South Dakota
2/12/2018 By Jerry Lindquist, Michigan State University Extension
2/16/2018 Mutchler Community Center, Bloomfield, IA
1/08/2018 by Alex Smith, Food for Thought, NPR.org
2/20/2018 Food Animal Concerns Trust
2/16 – 2/17/2018 Mutchler Community Center in Bloomfield, IA
1/18 – 1/20/2018 Scholarships Available for Livestock Farmers!
10/23/2017 by Jason Rowntree, Michigan State University Extension
10/20/2017 by Christine McGuigan, Siliconprairienews.com
10/11/2017 By Meghan Filbert, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Apply by 12/4/2017 Food Animal Concerns Trust
9/25 By Lee Sun-Min, Korea JoongAng Daily
9/27 – 9/29/2017 in Albany, NY, Conference for regenerative producers and sustainable food supporters
9/16/2017 12pm-4pm in Bellevue, IA Practical Farmers of Iowa
8/7/2017 by Lynne Hayes, Growing Iowa
8/2/2017 by Grassfed Exchange speaker, Wayne Rasmussen
7/21/2017 The Grassfed Exchange interviews speaker Johnny Wood about regenerative agriculture and it’s role for our future.
September 27-29, 2017 Albany, NY. The Grassfed Exchange Conference is a gathering of regenerative ranchers, dairymen, and sustainable food supporters from across the world who come together to network and exchange ideas.
2/18/2017 “HoQ’s local pledge, subtle quest for zest create a sumptuous mix”, The Des Moines Register
November 2018 Science Direct
4/12/2018 Practical Farmers of Iowa
3/9/2018 By Tamsyn Jones, Practical Farmers of Iowa
A Greener World‘s Certified Grassfed Label information
12/13/2017 by Farminar Video, Practical Farmers of Iowa
10/16/2017 by Kathy Voth, On Pasture
Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, tells his evolution from industrial to regenerative farmer in this 15 minute video.
8/14/2017 by Victor Shelton, On Pasture
7/31/2017 by Dave Pratt, On Pasture
The Pasture Project compiled this informative comparison of the different rotational grazing methods.
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment published this comprehensive guide for producers looking to change to pasture.
The Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group (MPFWG) has shared the webinar presentation slides from top grazing educators from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Grass Run Farms is a collaboration of family farms in America’s heartland, producing 100% grass-fed beef.
The Pasture Project works in the Upper Mississippi River Basin to increase the number of acres of farmland that are sustainably managed.
A return to the old-school way of raising beef cattle can lead to food safety, security, and sustainability. By Robert D. Copeland, Mother Earth News
Informative video on grazing systems by grass-fed beef producer, Doug Peterson
How Agroforestry provides ecological services, and help crops and cattle too. By Twilight Greenaway, Take Part
By Christopher Weber, The Grist
By Donna Schill, Iowawatch.org
SARE- Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Project Overview